When we don’t care about ourselves, we wind up trudging through life, unable to live fully with joy! On the other hand, when we’re making good decisions and making the most of every opportunity, it’s like driving freely on the open road.

I wanted to share some questions that you might find helpful to see how you’re doing at self-care. This list of questions came from a great book I read called The 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry.

The principle comes from Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

The word of God teaches that what we think about has bearing on the outcome of our lives. God’s word invites us to think about the good things…

Here are the questions:

  1. Am I living the life God intends for me?
  2. Do I have a clear, compelling vision for my future?
  3. Am I am investing time alone each day with God?
  4. Who is my life is holding me accountable?
  5. Do I consistently make health-producing food and drink choices?
  6. Am I exercising in some way almost every day?
  7. Am I getting sufficient sleep most nights?
  8. Do I have at least three close personal relationships?
  9. Do I have “extra time” or margin built into my lifestyle?
  10. Am I focused on progress rather than perfection?

Taking some time to reflect on this list of questions, may help us sharpen the structure in our lives so that our thinking is clear, focused, and godly.

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